Reflections on Rotten

Lemon brashness softens and blooms into the livid greens and blues of a mouldy citrus bruise. Once it was firm and glossy, oiled with fruity essence; it has become its own reflection, silently exhaling spores that dance a tango with a fading summer scent. Kim M. Russell, 16th October 2018 My response to dVerse Poets […]

Self-portrait in front of a misty mirror

The glass is cold to touch, fogged up with early morning bathroom steam. A drop of condensation rolls from top to bottom, clearing worm-holes where pupil matches pupil. Nose as close as glass allows before my breath steams up the gap, I see her eye, the cerulean I would drown in as a child, the […]

Winter Reflections

tinkling icicles an icy wind brings more snow whistling in chimneys daybreak memories bright sunflowers and cornfields smell of morning toast Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #24 Revise That Haiku … Improve your haiku writing skills This weekend our challenge is to revise two classical haiku by well-known haiku poets […]

Autumn Reflections

reflections of autumn tumbling earth and rust diluted in ripples of a river swept under a bridge © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image courtesy of Bastet My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Full Circle – October 15, 2016 Today Bastet has told us about the shadorma: where it comes from, its form and […]

Canal Reflections

Firefly reflections splash Inky canal water, Citric paint rinsed From the badger brush Of a Dutch master. Against the interplay Of twilight and shadow, Charcoal scratches Of lacy willow Veil a violet sky. Framed by a coal-black arch Like the lens Of the tow-path walker’s eye, A masterpiece unfolds Beyond the damp echoes Of the […]